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during an early day, for two years, at $50 a year and board and
clothes. She was to give him 12 yards 4-leaf jeans, 9 yards of cot-
ton flannel, 4 cotton shirts, 2 pair cotton socks, 1 pair of boots,
and 1 pair shoes, and a hat. She had all these articles specfied in
the agreement.

Frank F. Deyo is a son of John P. Deyo and Sarah Ann Forester,
his wife, natives of New York. Frank F. Deyo, the subject of this
sketch, was born in Erie county, Ohio, 1847. He received his edu-
cation at Milan Xormal School, Ohio. Mr. D. came to Tazewell
county in September, 1869; by occupation is a farmer and teacher;
has taught for the past fifteen years. He resides on sec. 15; post-
office, Pekin. He was united in marriage, Dec. 28, 1871, to Miss
Irene Claton. She is the daughter of Jno. Claton and Elizabeth Ann
Hawkins, his wife; they came to this county in 1835. Mr. Claton's
portrait may be found in his book. Mr. and Mrs. Deyo have two
children — Eunice Anna, born Nov. 25, 1873; and Palmer Claton,
born Nov. 16, 1878. Mr. and Mrs. D. both united with the Meth-
odist Church in 1874. In politics Mr. D. acts with the Democratic

Abraham Gorman is a native of Lehigh county, Penn., where he
was born in 1823. His parents were Abraham and Elizabeth Gor-
man. Mr. G. was educated in the schools of his native State. He
came to this county in 1855; and was united in marriage to Mary
Hensinger, a native of Pennsylvania, in 1849; they are parents of
— Benjamin F., Abraham, John M., Wm. L., Emery G., Elizabeth
C, Mary F., and Sarah Bell. Mr. G. acts with the Democratic
party. Post-office, Manito.

Cornelius L. Golden is a native of Hunterdon county, N. J., where


he was boru Oct. 5, 1807. His parents, David and Deborah (Wil-
son) Golden, were natives of New Jersey. Mr. G.'s grandfather
came from Holland. The subject of this sketch came to Fulton
county, this State, and after residing there three years he removed
to this county in tlie year 1853. Ho received his education in his
native State; by occupation he is a farmer. Mr. G. was united in
the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Eliza B. Dallas. This mar-
riage has been blessed with six children, five of whom arc living —
Joanna, born Dec. 17, '30; Ephriam D., born March 4, '32; Frank-
lin L., boru Dec. 12, '35; Jane E., born Aug. 11, '37; Rebecca,
born Aug. 4, '39, deceased ; Sarah, born Sept. 30, '43. Mrs. Golden
is a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. Mr. G. has lived a
long and useful life, and is beloved and respected by all who know
him and a is representatives of Spring Lake. His portrait, with
that of his wife, will be found in this volume.

Ephriam D. Golden, a native of New Jersey, came to this county
with his parents, in 1850, and is engaged in farming in this town-
ship. His education was obtained in the common schools of New
Jersey. Mr. Golden was married to Lydia R. Van Deuscn, of New
York. They have four children — John W., born Nov. 18, 1863;
Reuben S., born May 13, 1865; Emma May, born Nov. 3, 1869;
Rebecca H., born Aug. 15, 1871. Mr. Golden and his wife are
both members of the Reformed Church of America, and have been
for fifteen or sixteen years. He has held the positions of Road
Commissioner and School Trustee in his township. Post-office
address is Manito.

Eli Haas. This gentleman is certainly one of the representative
men of the county, and an extensive farmer, owning 2,000 acres of
land. He came here with his father in 1839, and at that time was
the possessor of a very limited amount of this world's goods. The
simple statement of his owning, at present, thousands of acres of
land, is the best evidence of a well-sj)ent life. He was born in
Union Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1817. His father was born in Montgom-
ery county of that State. He died here in 1852 at the age of 69.
His mother, Mary Magdalene (Mauck) Haas, was also a native of
the grand old Key-stone State. She passed over the Jordan of
Death, Jan. 6, 1876, being at that time almost ninety years of age.
The marriage of Mr. Haas with Miss Ann Catherine Orr, took
place March 2, 1853. They have one son, Edward S., who was
born Dec. 2, 1864. Both Mr. and Mrs. Haas are consistent and
active members of the Methodist Church. He has held the office
of School Director for some sixteen years. We give his portrait,
with that of his wife and son, in this volume. He resides upon sec.
30, upon which section he has lived since his advent into the county.
Post-office, Manito.

Joseph F. Haines, grain dealer and farmer, is one of the oldest
residents of Tazewell county. He was born in Jiutler Co., O., and
came to the county with his parents, William and Elizabeth (Wil-


son) Haines, also natives of Ohio, in the year, 1828. In Feb.,
1865, he enlisted in the 148th 111. Inf., under Col. Wilsie. Mr.
Haines was joined in marriage with Emeline Lance in 1844. Their
children are William C, born in 1848, and Maggie May, born in
1863. William Haines, the father of the subject of this sketch, on
coming to this county, located first at Pekin, and was one of the
original proprietors. He died in that city in 1834, with the cholera.
He owned, at the time of his death, all the lots fronting north on
Court street, save two, of the original town of Pekin. INIr. H. re-
lates that Pekin wa:s first called " Town Site." The name " Pekin "
was given by a Mrs. Cromwell, a wife of one of the proprietors,
who, doubtless foreseeing its brilliant future, gave it its illustrious
name. Mr. Haines, Sr., left a family of five children at his death,
whose names were, Sarah Ann, now the wife of B. S. Prettyman of
Pekin ; Elizabeth Jane, many years deceased ; INIartha Ellen, who
married John Gorage, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and died about the year
1872 or '73. One of her sons is now running a paper in the Black
Hills; Caroline Matilda, who married John M. Hedrick, of Ot-
tumwa, Iowa, and is still living ; the next, Mr. Joseph F. Haines,
the subject of this sketch, is now living at Hainesville, a station on
the P., P. & J. P. P., which derives its name from him, he being
the first settler, and built the first house at that place in 1860. The
house is now owned by B. S. Prettyman, and occupied by Mr. Ben-
jamin Priddy. Post-office, Prettyman.

Samuel C. Hammer was Ijorn in Franklin Co., Pa., in 1824. His
parents, Jacob and Priscilla (Eyler) Hammer, were natives of
Maryland. Mr. H. came to Tazewell county in 1855. He learned
the trade of shoe-making and followed that business for ten years,
but for many years has been engaged in farming. In 1846 he was
married to Ann Elizabeth Working, a native of Maryland, The
union has been blessed with five sons and four daughters : Frances
Virginia, Lewis Cass, John Winton, Elizabeth H., Emma, Alvin
Davis, Clara, William Pufus and Johnson. He is a member of
the M. E. Church. In politics he is a Democrat. John G. Ham-
mer, brother of Samuel, is a veteran of the • Mexican war and is
now living in Pekin. He enlisted in Capt. Jones' company, and
served about a year. He participated in the engagements of Vera
Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Puebh). He first settled at Springfield, then
came to Pekin to build a mill for Mr. Wagenseller, and has since
lived there.

Samuel Hammer, like many of the early settlers, thought the
best locations were by the streams and timber, and let thousands of
acres of fine prairie land go for others to occupy, thinking it would
never be settled.

Leivis Franklin Harbaugh was born in Franklin Co., ]\Id., in
1837. His parents, John and Margaret Harbaugh, were also
natives of the same county. Mr. H. came to this county in 1865,
and is engaged in agricultural pursuits in this township, owning





over 300 acres of land. He was married to Mary J. VanOstrand,
April 2, 1873, who has borne him two children, Frank Leslie, born
Jan. 18, 1874, and Charles Dana, born Dec. 2(3, '75. Mrs. H. is a
member of the American Reformed Clinrch. Mr. H's ancestry was
of Swiss descent. Yost Harbangh, of whom the sudject of this
sketch is a lineal descendent, came to this country in 1736 or '38,
and settled in York Co., Penn.

David WdUnyton- Herrmann wa>' born in Wayne Co., N. Y., in
1846. His parents, Christian and Barbara (Lux) Herrmann, were
natives of Germany. He was married to ]\Ienni Hanns, of Prussia,
in 1869. They liave four children: Lilly, born Feb. 18, 1871;
Irene, May 20,' 1872 ; Albert, Sept. 24, 1874 and Carlina May, Feb.
7, 1879. Mrs. Herrman's parents were Christian and Frederick
(Dietrich), Prussians. Her father died in that country. Her
mothcT CJirae to this country in 1868, bringing Mrs. H. with her,
and located at Bloomington, 111., where she still resides. Mrs. H.
is a member of the Kvangelical Lutheran Church. Christian
Herrmann's family consisted of six children : David W., Caroline,
Jemima, Louisa, Catharine, Rosena. Mr. H. has held the office of
Justice of the Peace, Road Commissioner and School Director.
Post-office, Prettvman.

Jacob Kei/ser. INIr. Keyser ' is one of the early settlers of this
county, having settled in this townshi]) in 1833. Mr. K. is a son
of Phili]) and Elizabeth (Flower) Keyser. Jacob Keyser was united
in marriage, in 1847, to Miss Hannah Wood. They are the parents
of — Minerva, born June, 1848; William T., born June 9, 1850;
Jacob F., born May 14, 1852; Sarah Jane, Sept. 7, 1854; Louis E.,
March 22, 1857. When Mr. K. first settled on S])ring Lake prairie,
they lived on what they raised, and made the cloth at home to clothe
the family. Their friends were every one for twenty miles around;
their fresh meat consisted of venison and other wild game. ]\Ir.
K.'s house at that time was headquarters for religious meetings. In
politics ]\rr. K. is a Republican. Post-office, Pekin.

Jo/in B. Loirri/ is a native of Jefferson Co., O., and a son of Wil-
liam and ]\Iartha Ann (McCoy) Lowry, natives of the above State.
John B. attended the schools of Clark and Tazewell counties; by
occupation a farmer. Post-office, Pekin. He has filled several
local offices with perfect satisfaction to all. Mr. L. was united in
marriage to Sarah C. Claton, in 1862. The fruits of this marriage
are four boys, as follows : William E., born Nov. 14, 1863 ; John
C, born March 18, 1867; James M., born March 13, 1869; George
M., born iSIay 15, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Lowry are both members
of the Methodist Church.

Joshua Marshall is a native of the State of Va., where he was
born in the year 1814. He is a son of Joshua and Sarah (Hayne)
Marshall. The subject of this sketch settled in this county in 1862.
Mr. M. has been very successful, financially, since he came to this
county ; has filled several local offices. He came to Kankakee Co.,


this State, in 1846. He was not very successful there. He com-
menced in the hotel business in Kankakee, havino; l)uilt a new hotel.
He was burned out in 1857, which caused almost a total loss of
$6,000. After coming to this county, everything turned the other
way, and in the year 1867, he sold $6,200 worth of produce off
his farm. Was united in marriage, in March, 1838, to Miss Dru-
sella Rakestraw. They are the parents of — Samantha Black, John
A., Horace S., Allen J. and Henry H. Post-office, Manito.

Allen J. Marshall was born in Kankakee Co., 111. He is a son of
Joshua and Drusella Marshall, and received his education in the
jniblic schools. His political views are those of the Republican
party. He was joined in matrimony, in 1876, to Miss Anna R.
Patterson. His post-office address is Manito.

Henry H. Marshall is a son of Joshua and Drusella Marshall, and
was born in Kankakee Co., this State, in 1852. He came to Taze-
Avell county with his parents in 1862, received his education in this
county, and is, by occupation, a farmer. He was married Oct. 6,
1875. In politics he is a Republican. Post-office, Manito.

Horace 8. Marshall is a native of Kankakee Co., 111., where he
was born in 1848. He is a son of Joshua Marshall. Horace was
educated in the schools both of this and his native county. He is
an extensive farmer, owning 1000 acres of land, and is also a dealer
in grain. Mr. M. was united in marriage, in 1871, to Miss Mary
Haas. In political matters he acts with the Republican party. His
post-office address is Manito.

David K. Moore was born in Fleming Co., Ky., in 1815. His
parents were Jacob Moore and Rebecca Paddicks, his Avife, who
were natives of Kentucky. David K. came to this county in 1857.
During the war for the Union he enlisted in the 38th Regt. 111. Inf.,
and was engaged in many important battles, among which were the
Battles of Corinth, Miss., and Perrysville, Ky. Mr. Moore's health
gave way after two years of service, from which he has never en-
tirely recovered. He was married to Miss Fanny Mcintosh in '45.
They have been the parents of ten children, named as follows :
Louisa C, Thomas J., Clarinda, deceased, Sarah J., deceased, James
W., Mary Isabel, deceased, Rhoda, deceased, Hannah E., deceased,
Fanny Belle, and Jacob R.

Edward Purdy was born in the county of Westmead, Ireland, in
1831. His parents were Thomas and Catherine (Hosey) Purdy.
He came to New York in 1846 and to this county in 1857. In '60
he united with Elizabeth Jane Ballard, of Allen Co., Mo., in mar-
riage. Her parents were Anderson S. and Susan (Archer) Ballard.
He is the parent of nine children, six of whom are living. The
names and dates of birth of his children arc as follows : Catherine
Ann, born Nov. 5, 1860; Susan Jane, Sept. 7, 1864; Mary Ellen,
Feb. 26, 1866; Emma Viola, Feb. 16, 1868; James Edward, Sept.
30, 1830; Sarah Cordelia, March 5th, 1872; Frans A., Jan. 5, '75;
John William, March 25, '76; Florence L., Oct. 28, '78. Oath-


erine, Emma, and John are dead. He is a member of the Roman
Catholic Cluirch. P. O., Manito.

Benjiuain Pviddy, grain dealer at Hainesville, was horn in Kan-
awha Co., W. Va., in 1821. His father, Nelson Priddy, was a na-
tive of Virginia, and his mother, Leah (Morris) Priddy, was born
in West Virginia. Mr. Priddy's introduction into Tazewell county
was over half a century ago, when he was a lad of but eight sum-
mers. His parents first settled on sec. 10, Sand Prairie township,
and spent the remainder of their earth-life there. His mother died
in 1833, and his father in 1844. This couple reared a large family
of children, only three of whom are now living. Their children
were Strawther, Sclden, Elgin, Morris, Charles, Benjamin, Sybil,
Leah, Nelson and Frances. They all lived to maturity except
Elgin, who died at the age of 13 or 14. Two of the boys, Selden
and Charles, served in the Mexican war. The company they were
in was raised in Pekin by Ca]itain Jones. They were in the battles
of Buena Arista, Vera Cruz, and other engagements. Their com-
pany was the one which captured Santa Anna's wooden leg. Selden
lived but a short time after his return home. Charles lived till '78,
when he died. Sybil, the wife of H. H. Elmore, and Frances, the
wife of Thomas Baker, are now living in Sangamon county. Their
husbands are early settlers of that county and are in good circum-
stances. Benjamin was married to Harriet A. Prettyman in 1844,
who has borne him three children — Louis P., born in 1848; Chas.
C, born in 1851, and Benjamin F., born in 1857.

James Fredon, farmer and stock raiser, is a son of James and
Sarah (Cohenour) Preston, who resided in this county about one
year, when, in 1846, he moved to Iowa with his family, where he
died in the fall of 1866, leaving a wife and five children. His wife
has since followed him over the river of death. James Preston, the
subject of this sketch, returned to this county in the fall of 1868,
and still resides on sec. 23. Mr. P. takes a great interest in educa-
tional matters ; has held the office of School Director for twelve
years. He has been quite successful in life, having accumulated
considerable property by industry and close attention to business.
He was united in marriage, in 1861, to Adaline Avery, a native of
New York. They are the parents of six children — Martha Jane,
born Aug. 24, 1862; Ella L., April 10, 1864; Walter G., Sept. 8,
1866; Leonard L., Aug. 28, 1868; Norah B., Sept. 10, 1870; Ed-
gar W., Feb. 17, 1874. In politics is a Democrat.

Jesse Wilson Scott is a native of Scott county, Ky., where he was
born March 15, 1837. Thomas and Elizabeth Scott were his par-
ents. Jesse Wilson Scott came to this county, in 1843, with his
parents. He received his education at Pekin. When our country
called for men, Mr. S. was among the first to respond ; he enlisted,
July 5, 1861, in the 8th regt. 111. vol., Co. F, and served till May,
1866. He took part in many a hard fought battle, among them
were Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, and Vicksburg. On several occasions


he has had balls pass through his clothing, but was never seriously
injured, beyond mere scratches, until the last battle he was in, at Ft.
Blakely, Alabama, where he received a severe wound in the right
shoulder, braking the bone. His hearing was also affected by
heavy artillery at Vicksburg. Mr. S. was united in marriage, in
Dec, 1866, to Margaret Fleming. They have one son — William
Edwin, born Dec. 6, 1867. They are both members of the Meth-
odist Church. Post-office, Pekin.

F. 11. Heiivcll was born in Spring Lake township, this county, in
1841. His parents were Charles and Deborah (Claton) Seiwell. F.
E,. received his education in the school of this township, and at
Pekin. Mr. S. is a farmer by occupation. He Avas united in mar-
riage, in 1868, to Miss Frances C. Kuly. She is a daughter of
Hiram and Mary (Mowrery) Kuly, who were natives of Philadel-
phia, Pa. They moved to this county in 1854, and are now living at
Manito, Mason county. Mr. and Mrs. Seiwell are the parents of —
Charles Edward, born July 10, 1869; and Annie May, born June
26, 1874. Politically Mr. S. is a Democrat. Post-office, Pekin.

Mrs. Catharine Seiwell (Westspher) was born near Harrisburg,
Penn. Her parents were George and Mary E. (Myers) Westspher.
Mrs. Seiwell came to this county about the year 1849. She was
married to Charles Seiwell in 1855; they had four children — De-
borah, Hauorah, Almira, and Catharine. Mrs. S. is a consistent
member of the Methodist Church. Her post-office address is Pekin.

Stephen ShanhoHzer, farmer, was born in Hampshire county, Va.,
March 17, 1819. Plis parents, Philip and Zilpha (Queen) Shauholt-
zer, were also natives of Virginia ; his father of German parentage,
and his mother of Irish. Mr. S. came West to Ohio in 1859,
in 1864 to Illinois. In 1838 he married Hannah II. William, a
native of Hampshire county, Va. They have had twelve children
borne unto them, eight of whom are now living. The names and
dates of birth of their children, are as follows : Sarah Ellen, born
Nov. 16, '38; Zilpha Jane, Feb. 29, '40; Jacob N., Nov. 7, '41;
William Jasper, April 11, '43; Chloe E., Jan. 4, '46; Hannah M.,
Sept. 25, '48; Philip M., Sept. 18, '51 ; James W., Nov. 30, '53 ;
Virginia F., Jan. 17, '56; Albert D., April 19, '59; Geo. R., Sept.
6, '61 ; and Ida B., Nov. 12, '64. AVilliam, Philip, James, and
George are dead. Post-office, Prettyman.

Louis White. This gentleman was born near Reading, Berks
Co., Penn., Dec. 9, 1809. He is the son of Louis White and Susan
(Crouse) White, both of whom are natives of the above county, and
their ancestors took part in the Revolutionary war. Mr. White
received a liberal education. He holds the office of School Director
at present, and has for fifteen years past. He was united in mar-
riage, Oct. 20, 1833, to Miss Catharine Keyser, a native of Penn.
She was born Sept. 26, 1811. Her father, Philip Keyser, was a
native Russian, and her mother, Elizabeth Flower, of Penn. Mrs.
White was the mother of — Mary E., deceased ; Catharine, deceased ;


William H. ; Martin Luther, deceased ; Jonathan Franklin, deceased ;
Louis Wesley, Lydia Ann, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. White were
united with the Methodist Church some 27 years ago ; they have
lived a long and consistent Christian life. Mr. W. was an old-time
Whig until the formation of the Republican party, with which he
has since acted. His post-office address is Prettyman.

Abraham Woods. This gentleman was born in the city of York,
England, in the year 1818. He is a son of Abraham and Jane
(Masey) Woods. Mr. W. left his native country and came to
America, arriving in Greene Co., this State, in 1831. He came to
this county in 1850, and is one of the prosperous farxners. He is
the owner of 524 acres of land. His success is wholly due to his
own efforts. He was united in marriage, in 1853, to Elizabeth
Woorfoot. She died in 18G1. He was again married in 1863, to
Harriet M. Adams. Mr. W. is the father of the following ch ildren :
Maria J., born in Sept., 1854. She married the Rev. R. B. Williams,
and now resides in McLean Co.; George A., born in Dec, 1856;
John L, born March 28, 1858; Mary E., born July 15, 1860;
James Lincoln, born April 14, 1865; Clarissa E., born Jan. 11,
1867. Mr. W. has been a member of the Methodist Church for
upwards of 45 years, and Mrs. Woods since 1861.^ Mr. W. acts
with the Republican party in politics; his post-office address is
Manito. The reader will find portraits, in this volume, of INIr. and
Mrs. Woods.

Edwin A. VanDeiisen was born in Greenport, Columbia county,
N. Y., March 15, 1832. His parents were James and Eve (DcLa-
mater) VanDeusen. His parents came to this county in 1856.

Jacob VaiiDcum is a son of James A'anDeusen and Eve DeLa-
mater, his wife. Jacob was born in Columbia Co., N. Y., in 1835.
He received an academic education at Charlotteville, N. Y. He has
filled several local offices. Mr. VanDeusen was united by marriage,
in Feb., 1863, to Elmina King; they have had one child, a daugh-
ter, Eva May, who was born Aug. 15, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Van-
Deusen are both members of the Reformed Church of America. In
politics he is a Republican. Post-office, Manito.

Charles Gregory VanOrstrand. This gentleman's jjarents, Chris-
topher and Mary Ann VanOrstrand, came to 111. in 1839, taking up
his residence at Whitehall, Greene Co., where he carried on black-
smithing and wagon-making for twelve years, when he moved to
this county and township in 1851. Their children, four in number,
now live in this township. Their names are Sarah Elizabeth (Cla-
ton) ; John Oliver, living on the old homestead ; Mary Jane (Har-
baugh), and Charles Gregory, whose name is at the head of this
sketch. His father, J. C, departed this life March 9, 1868. His
mother, Mary Ann, died March 9, 1866. Charles G. was born in
Greene Co., this State, in 1844: was married to Mary M. VanDeu-
sen in 1868. They have two children — Charles Edwin, born Feb.
8, 1870; and Catharine, Sept. 20, 1872. P. C, Pekin.


The following gentlemen have served the township in the various
official capacities named. The years of serving are given, and
where more than one date is set opposite a name, covering a period
of years, the official served during the intervening years.


George H. Daniels 1850-51 Edward Bailev 1870

Elbert Park 1852-53 Daniel Sapp ." 1871-74

J. C. VanOstrand 1854-65 E. A. VanDeusen 1875

EzekielPoe 1866-69 Daniel Sapp 1876-79


N. Holton 1854 James Claton 1871

EzekielPoe 1855-57 Frank Devo 1872

D. J. Heck 1859-69 E. \V. Reader 1873-76

Daniel Sapp 1870 Frank F. Deyo 1877-79


J. Offutt 1854 Edward Bailev. 1863

Wellington King 1855 Wellington King 1864-65

T.Clark 1856 J. W. Claton 1866

A.J.Rankin 1857 Wellington King 1867-70

R. S. Eakin 1858 Charles G. VanOrstrand 1871-76

Wellington King 1859 James Claton 1877-78

Wm. Stewart 1860 Jonathan Ayres 1879

Wellington King 1861


J.P.Ross 1854-55 AVm. Claton 1869

E. Poe 1856-58 D. J. Heck. 1870-72

E.Park 1859 J. B. Lowrv 1873-73

D.J. Heck 1860-61 Jacob Bartzfield 1875-76

Charles W. Skinner 1863 Daniel Havens 1877-78

D. J. Heck 1864-68 John B. Lowry 1879


This township has a fair proportion of timber land, and is well
drained by numerous streams, among which are Mackinaw river,
Prairie creek. Deer creek. Mud creek, etc. The township was set-
tled at a very early date, and has been brought to a very high state
of cultivation. Among the first settlers Avas Hezekiah Davis, who
was born in Virginia, Dec. 3, 1798. He came to Illinois in 1819,

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